is very excited and proud to be performing in his sixth Plaza production. Other favorite roles include JoJo in SEUSSICAL, Pinocchio in MY SON PINOCCHIO, and Cinderella’s Prince/ Wolf in INTO THE WOODS JR. Cooper is a 13 year old eighth grader who enjoys ANYTHING theatre related and spending time with family and friends. He wants to give a special thanks to Tina Barrus, who has magical teaching skills. “Thank you everyone for all the love and support!” Phil. 4:13
(Long John Silver, Peter Hawkins)
Luke is performing in his ninth production at PlazaCo having previously appeared as Charles Dickens in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Sir Anthony Dewhurst in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, and Dr. Lyman Sanderson in HARVEY. He has also appeared locally with the Carnegie Players as Aslan in LION...WARDROBE, Count Dracula in DRACULA, and Thomas Jefferson in 1776. His next Plaza outings will be as Lank Hawkins in CRAZY FOR YOU and serving as the director of THE FOREIGNER. Luke is the theatre teacher at Alvarado Junior High School and is a co-owner of Dance Across Cleburne with his wife Rachel. He says that he is used to JTAM providing enjoyable theatre experiences, but playing John Silver has been an absolute joy. He would like to thank the talented cast for their energy and enthusiasm and Aaron Siler for trusting him with the role. "Always look to the front. Never look back. It slows ya down."
(Blind Pew, Calico Jack)
Aaron is overjoyed to make a return appearance at Plaza Theatre Company. Recently he was seen at Repertory Theatre Company's productions of GODSPELL, and also portrayed Sky Masterson in their production of GUYS AND DOLLS. Earlier this year he was seen playing George in Music Theatre of Denton's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. Aaron is also honored to have been recently elected to the COLUMN AWARDS BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Aaron holds a BFA in Theatre from Tarleton State University and is currently using that degree to its limit as an Interactive Developer for Orthofix Corporation in The Colony. Some favorite roles include (but are not limited to): Nick Cristano in OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, John Adams in 1776, Sancho Panza in MAN OF LA MANCHA, Cosmo Brown in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Eric Swan in CASH ON DELIVERY and Chance in GHOST OF A CHANCE. "Making the trek to Plaza from The Colony (and soon Las Colinas) is daunting, but the company is stellar and this show is phenominal!"
JACESON P. BARRUS
(Captain Flint, Mr. Livesy)
As a co-founding producer of PlazaCo JaceSon has been more onstage than not. Most recently on stage as the the wayward uncle Stanley in SMOKE ,and as Naphtali in JOSEPH which he also co-directed this summer with his wife Tina. He's also enjoyed playing Will Rogers in WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, Cinderella's Prince in INTO THE WOODS and recently as Frank Butler in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. JaceSon won a Column Award for Best Original Work for last season's A CHRISTMAS CAROL. When he's not at the theatre, JaceSon loves spoiling his 6 terrific children, watching classic movies and writing the occasional poem.
A. SOLOMON ABAH JR
Solomon is back for his 9th production with Plaza. He has performed as Mereb in AIDA and Sitting Bull in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. He has a BFA in Theatre from Tarleton State University. Solomon has performed in many theatres around the metroplex such as Theatre 3 (John Kumalo in LOST IN THE STARS), Onstage in Bedford (Chorus in SWEENY TODD), at Pantagleize (Robert Savage/Antonio/Freddy/Tyrone in JEKYLL AND HYDE:SPECIAL BLEND) and many more. Solomon has found it an honor to be working at Plaza again. He would like to thank Aaron Siler and all the producers of Plaza Theatre for allowing him to be apart of such an exciting production.
(Jemmy Rathbone, Ezekiel Hazard)
Auston Mcintosh has worked at Plaza and other places before, but didn't get a bio in to tell you all about his accomplishments so we had to write one for him. Auston may or may not be allergic to shellfish, speak French, and/or enjoy long walks on the beach. You will have to ask him when you see him. But we sure are glad he is in our show!
is delighted to be back at The Plaza for her third show, and even more excited to say she wields a sword . . . in a corset! Hailing from Ft. Worth, she has performed theatre and opera across Canada and the US. She is a graduate of Queen's University in Ontario with studies in theatre and classical music. Having won a Best Actress Column Award for her portrayal of the Witch in PlazaCo's INTO THE WOODS last season, she was recently seen as Marie in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. She has also performed such roles as Berta in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, the title role in CARMEN, the mother in THE CONSUL, Petra in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and the messenger in MEDEA (for which she was an Irene Ryan scholarship region VI finalist), and has been singing with the Fort Worth Opera for the past three seasons. For little squishy: someday I'll teach you how to wear false teeth, an eye patch, and say "Arrrrr matey."
(Squire Trelawney, The Bailiff)
Greg is very happy to return to the Plaza stage. Favorite roles include Joseph in JOSEPH AND THE.......DREAMCOAT, Archibald in THE SECRET GARDEN, Einstien in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Jinx in FOREVER PLAID, and Lumiere in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Greg would like to thank the Siler and Barrus families for providing a family oriented place to work and for all of the many opportunities he has been given over the last seven years. Greg thanks his family for their support and dedicates this performance to the memory of Daryl Zimmerman. Daryl was the greatest theatre fan ever known by Greg and he will be missed, but his spirit will be with Greg forever.
JAY A. CORNILS
returns to the PTC in his first performance since playing the part of Elwood P. Dowd last April/May in HARVEY. He is also remembered for his performances as Charlie in THE FOREIGNER and Al Lewis in THE SUNSHINE BOYS both for the Carnegie Players. A retired educator from Colorado, Jay has lived in Cleburne for seven years and is married to Corlis, whom he wishes to thank for her great love and support. An accomplished writer, Jay has published two novels - The Cross of Lorraine and A Litany of Angels - which can be checked out at www.crossoflorraine.com. Jay is very proud of the area’s amazing talent pool and looks forward to continuing his contributions to community theater in Johnson County.
Jill is excited to return to Plaza to work with such amazing people...and to carry a sword. She was recently seen as Caitlin in OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS. Some of her favorite roles have been Rosemary in BULLSHOT CRUMMOND and Gwen/Debbie in FOOTLIGHT FRENZY at Onstage in Bedford. Other credits include DUCKHUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL at Onstage, WE LOVE YOU, DORIS DAY; UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE; and THE MAKEOVER at Runway Theatre. Jill would like to thank Aaron and the cast for their hard work. Big thank you to the Lord above for being the Source of Life! Hip hip hooray!
JoAnn spends all of her non-pirate time at Alvarado High School teaching, directing and producing shows with some of the finest talent in Johnson County - just come see it for yourself! She has appeared most recently at Plaza in HARVEY and worked as Stage Manager out at Hip Pocket Theatre this summer for WIND SET UP. JoAnn has thoroughly enjoyed her time as a pirate - really, who wouldn't want to swordfight, die a bloody death and come back as a pirate ghost. It just doesn't get much better. As always, she is grateful to Cousin Jethro and his good cooking.
(Rev. Manwaring, Ben Gunn)
Jonathan is pleased to be back at Plaza Theatre again. He has done several shows at Plaza including the Beast in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Smudge in FOREVER PLAID, and Marley in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. He is truly excited about this show and would like to thank the cast and crew for making this so much fun! Jonathan dedicates this show to the memory of Daryl Zimmerman, the greatest fan he has ever known!
(Blackdog, Israel Hands)
Nathaniel is making his stage debut at the PlazaCO. Born in Fort Worth, he is now 27 years old and pursuing a career in stage acting. He will be portraying Israel Hands and Black Dog in the play TREASURE ISLAND.
Raymond is very happy to be in his first Plaza Theatre production, and especially excited that it is Treasure Island. He would like to thank Aaron Siler for the opportunity to be part of this show as well as for all of the help and direction he has given. Raymond has previously been onstage at the Carnegie players acting as Stephen Hopkins in 1776, Dr Seward in DRACULA and the Goon/Mr Welch in ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE, as well as playing in the band for GODSPELL. Raymond would like to thank God first and foremost for everything, and then his lovely wife Stacey and the boys for putting up with his hectic schedule and for supporting him. Most of all Raymond like to thank you for supporting Plaza specifically and local theatre in general because if not for you there would be no us. Thank you.
(Job O'Brien, Beggar, Pirate Musician)
Stan is pleased to be making his debut here at Plaza as a mandolin-playin', card-cheatin' pirate: something he used to pretend to be as a child. (Well, not the mandolin and cards part.) Stan has played roles such as Phillip Nolan in MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY, Judas Iscariot, the bad thief, and High Priest in WORTHY IS THE LAMB, Justis in THE ROBE, as well as writing, producing, and directing many productions for video and stage: including, IN THE SHADOW OF THE STEEPLE and the 12 year running of, THE LIVING HELL in Burleson, TX. Stan lives in Ft Worth with his wife Cindy and their youngest son, Landon (who was just seen in JOSEPH here at Plaza). He enjoys his family, friends, his grandson Tavin, his church family at Community of Life Church in Burleson, history, writing music, playing bluegrass, and above all else, walking with His Lord Jesus Christ! He wishes to thank God, Cindy, and Aaron Siler for allowing him to live out a long-ago childhood fantasy. It has been a blast! Aargh matey!!
could not be any more excited to be playing a pirate! You may recognize Tabi from roles such as Denise in SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, Minnie Fay in HELLO, DOLLY!, or Little Red in INTO THE WOODS. In her spare time, Tabitha enjoys reading, choreographing, teaching kiddos, and doing show after show (after show after show) at Plaza. She's super excited to be graduating this next spring, and preparing to attend Utah State University next Fall. Love to family and friends, as always, and glory be to God for these priceless opportunities.
(Inn Guest, Sailor)
Cody Vernon does lots of stuff around Plaza. He is a great volunteer and friend to the theatre. In fact, he might be so busy doing all of these other things that he just didn't have time to write his bio for the Playbill. But tell him you saw him in the show, won't you?
Devlin is enthralled to be in his fifteenth show at Plaza. He feels like a veteran here and is looking forward to tackling this next production head on. His favorite roles have included a soldier in AIDA, Young Ebenezer in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Messenger in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and Copeau in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. Devlin is surprised that PLAZA is letting him hold a gun again after that show. He's amazed at the wonderful cast that he is privileged to work with and can't wait for you to see their skills at their best. He would like to thank his parents for putting up with his crazy schedule, his friends for supporting him when he needed it most, and all the members of the millitary for their service to our homes.
Devlin would just like to say, " LET'S KICK THE TIRES AND LIGHT THE FIRES!!"
(SM, Inn Guest, Bristol Docks)
Dora is appearing in her 5th show at Plaza. She is a junior at Alvarado High School. Her favorite roles include The Red Queen in ALICE IN WONDERLAND and Josie in BY THE BOG OF CATS, both at AHS, and Martha in Plaza's production of CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN. This is her second foray into stage management, having previously stage managed Carnegie's production of ROMEO AND JULIET.
Emily is a nice girl. She seems like she would have a lot of accomplishments. Maybe she can crochet, or walk on her hands, or whistle "Ol' Suzannah" backwards. But we will never know, because she didn't have time to write her own bio in the playbill. No matter what Emily does in her spare time, we sure have enjoyed getting to know her at Plaza in her first show here. Take time to say hello.
Kristi is excited to be in her 3rd production here at Plaza! You might have seen her in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN as Dolly Tate and also in the recent production of JOSEPH ...DREAMCOAT. Other favorite roles include Rona in 25th ANNUAL...SPELLING BEE and Natasya Mertchutkin in THE ANNIVERSARY. Kristi would like to thank her family and friends for their love and continued support.
Parker has been in a few shows here at Plaza. You may remember him as Frank Gilbreth in CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, as Raymond in KISS AND TELL, as The Washing Machine in CASH ON DELIVERY, Fredrich in SOUND OF MUSIC, Colin in THE SECRET GARDEN and as Benjamin on JOSEPH. He also played Ruby Sideburns in the Lolly-Pup's Roundup show BLACKBEARDS BIRTHDAY BASH. Park is an inventor (better keep an eye on the blue tape) and a professional big brother. He sends loves to Tabi, Cam, Edie, Mimi, and JJ.
G. AARON SILER
(Director, Billy Bones)
After years of being involved and directing different productions he can not believe that he was able to work with such a talented cast and crew in this production of the adventure classic TREASURE ISLAND. As a co-founding producer here at PlazaCo you may remember Aaron from other roles such as Buffalo Bill in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Christmas Present in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, or even Charlie Brown in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN. Past directing credits here include ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, HARVEY, SEUSSICAL, and INTO THE WOODS where he won BEST DIRECTOR FOR A MUSICAL in The Column Awards last year. Aaron has also won Column Awards for Best Scenic Design, and Best Sound Design, and the Rudy Seppy Volunteer Award. Aaron is a proud father of three wonderful kids and husband to Milette, also a co-founder here at PlazaCo. Aaron is also a web developer and has experience in audio engineering including working at Texas Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys in 1993-1995.